Staff Nurse, R.N.
Town of Greenwich, CT - Greenwich, CT

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Performs professional work as the second licensed Nurse in a Nursing unit during the day shift, or as the Charge Nurse on the evening and night shifts or as needed on a day shifts. Primarily responsible for the administration of medications and treatments, IV’s, drawing blood, relieving the Charge Nurse or Patient Care Coordinator, assisting with the supervision of Nursing Assistants, and assisting with the administrative work of the unit. Reports to a Patient Care Coordinator or Charge Nurse on the unit. Position carries a Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Risk Level I.
Current opening is for the 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM shift.
Preference will be given to current Town of Greenwich employees who are members of LIUNA. ALL APPLICANTS, except for current union represented Town of Greenwich employees, MUST PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE OF $20 which must be received by the Town of Greenwich Human Resources Department no later than the close date. Failure to pay this fee by the deadline will disqualify candidates from continuing in the process.
Please ensure that you submit your application prior to making the payment and that the application and payment are made by the close date.

You may pay online. To do so click HERE or you may also visit officialpayments.com and click on local payments category. Choose State of Connecticut, Town of Greenwich Human Resources and Application Fee and fill out the remaining pertinent information. Do this no later than the close date. You will not receive a prompt to make this payment.

If you choose not to pay on line, the Town is only accepting certified checks or money orders payable to the Town of Greenwich, Human Resources Department. Personal checks or cash will not be accepted.

If you wish to drop the payment off in person, the HR Department is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The fee is charged to defray the cost of processing applications. The fee is non-refundable and will not be returned if you decide you did not want to apply for that test, your application is disapproved, you do not take the test(s) or you are not successful on the examination. Also, the fee payment cannot be transferred to another examination.

Minimum Qualifications & Special Necessary Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited college, university, or hospital training program as a Registered Nurse plus 18 months of Nursing (RN or LPN experience) in a SNF convalescent or nursing home, hospital or related health care facility.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess Connecticut RN License at time of application.

Must possess current CPR certification or be able to obtain this certification within 6 months of appointment.
Examination: 100% Training & Experience Assessment
The examination to determine a candidate’s eligibility for the position will be a Training and Experience Assessment. This type of examination requires that you completely fill out the application, adding pages for additional relevant information where needed, and attaching any documentation of certificates, degrees, other significant documents, etc. A candidate’s eligibility to be interviewed will be based solely on material submitted at the time of application. Once the Eligibility List is prepared no further information may be submitted and no adjustments will be made.
All positions may be subject to an interview process.

The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be invited to participate in the examination, or any part thereof.

The eligible list containing the names of successful examination candidates will be in force for a minimum period of six (6) months, and will allow candidates to be considered for appointment to this position and any others in the same class, which may become available during that timeframe.

All outside candidates will be required to undertake and successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test, given at the Town's expense prior to employment if conditionally offered a part time, full time or safety sensitive position.

Certain categories of Town employees (Police, Fire, Nurses, etc.) are at special risk of Hepatitis B and will be offered a protective vaccination beginning the first day of employment. New, regular full time employees will be required to demonstrate their vaccination status against Hepatitis B.

The Town of Greenwich has implemented a policy of background investigations all full and part time positions positions prior to hiring as part of the reference checking procedures for outside candidates. The investigation will only be conducted as the last step prior to an offer. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate's further consideration.

If claiming veteran's preference, proof (DD-214) must be submitted at the time of application.


Job Description:

Department : Nathaniel Witherell
Division : Nursing
Bargaining Status : LIUNA
Salary Range : H-05
FLSA Status : Exempt
Job Code : 4905
Date Created : June 1992
Last Amended : April 2013
Class : Classified

ESSENTIAL FEATURES :

Utilizes professional judgment in evaluating residents, staff and unit needs, and in working to improve care and the quality of life for the residents on the unit to which they have been assigned.

Administers medication to all residents on the unit, following the policies and procedures of the institution; accurately records all medications given, and notes those which have been withheld.

Completes all treatments as ordered by the physician; provides accurate documentation for procedures performed, reviews resident’s condition and care plan.

Reports to the Nurse in charge, any significant changes noted in a resident, together with his/her professional assessment of the reasons for the change.

Maintains inter-departmental communication regarding all aspects of patient care, participates in patient care meetings as needed.

Performs physical care of residents based upon their needs, staffing needs or in order to provide training and motivation to Nursing Assistants.

Provides on-the-job training to Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants as requested or needed; documents education provided. Participates in orienting new staff to unit and facility routines.

Assists in charting and preparing required documentation regarding residents on the unit; confers with resident’s family regarding resident’s condition or concerns. Maintains records and forms as required, including Medicare forms and reports. Provides resident and family education regarding health issues; documents education content provided.

Maintains an awareness of potential environmental factors related to safety, infection control, and quality of life, and acts to correct deficiencies promptly when possible, or reports the problem to the appropriate person for correction, informing the Charge Nurse of problems and needs promptly.

Assists Charge Nurse in making unit rounds; reports findings to the nurse in charge; assumes full responsibility for charge duties on evenings and nights or when Charge Nurse is off-duty.

Knows and supports the policies of the institution and other governing authorities, i.e., Town, State, and Federal.

May work with health care students and their advisors when doing field work in the facility.

May participate in in-service education programs and specific committees, performing studies involving other units, as assigned.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

Considerable knowledge of geriatric nursing and geriatric pharmacology for geriatric residents.

Skilled in the use of CPR.

Ability to provide skilled Nursing care based upon scientific principles, basic behavioral concepts and intelligent professional judgment.

Ability to provide correct application of prescribed medicines.

Ability to communicate effectively and possess clinical competency.

Ability to utilize all equipment related to geriatric nursing care and pharmacology.

Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, including physical restraint, CPR and patient care.

Ability to accept and constructively utilize supervision.

Ability to recognize the needs and concerns of others and to maintain a constructive relationship when dealing with them.

Ability to work effectively and courteously with supervisors, co-workers, facility residents, and the public.

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